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The Spectrum of Optimism and Pessimism

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The range of optimists

  • On the one end of the spectrum, you find the pure optimist. He is confident everything is great, and all negativity is a character flaw.
  • Next to him, the extreme optimist accepts that bad things sometimes happen to other people.
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  • The single-issue optimist/pessimist views everyone's future as being hopeless because of a handful of things that stand in the way.
  • Next to the half-optimist are people who are pessimistic with their words but optimistic with their actions.

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  • The closet pessimists view historical progress as coincidence but think low growth or stagnation is more likely.
  • Next are the sceptics. They agree that progress is likely, but question the validity of the data or if something is missing.
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  • The real gloomy pessimists think evidence of past progress is misleading, incomplete or manipulated. Life is as hard as it has been in the past and will stay that way.
  • The cynics view anyone promoting progress as being secretly motivated by power a...

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